Friday, January 19, 2007

The best compliment ever

My social worker husband was having a hard day at work. Yes, one of those days. A day that seems like it can’t get any worse, even though you’re wearing your special tie that looks like B.B. King’s Les Paul guitar, Lucille.

M went to a second grade classroom to observe a little boy he’s been working with. The teacher was going over a lesson when he entered, so he quietly settled into chair near the door. Leroy's eyes widened with excitement when he spotted M.

“Mr. D!” he whispered loudly from across the room. “Come sit by me!”

M smiled and shook his head. He pointed to the teacher. Pay attention!

Leroy rolled his eyes and sighed. Man!

Suddenly, his face brightened. He dove into his desk for some art paper and a marker, the tip of his tongue peeking out from the corner of his mouth as he worked.

Then Leroy grinned and held up his sign for M to see:

It turned out to be a pretty good day.



Blogger Bearette24 said...


1:07 PM  
Blogger His suzy said...

That's a nice way to have a day brightened. :)

2:11 PM  
Blogger Roxanne said...

How sweet! Sometimes that's all it takes to make it worth having woken up in the morning.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Frema said...

What a great story. :)

5:44 PM  
Blogger wharman said...

How totally awesome. That kid knows how to warm the cockles of the heart.

1:22 PM  
Blogger Warrior Knitter said...

It's moments like that that save the day!

Great Tie! Thanks for the link, too. Now I can surprise an accordian playing friend.

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Betsy said...

Being a teacher, I can totally relate. Sometimes it is those little things that become incredibly important. It always makes the day a little brighter!

4:08 PM  
Blogger Bozoette said...

That's swell -- Both the tie and the compliment!

12:48 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Warrior- I'm glad you'll get some use out of the link. We actually bought him the tie at the American History museum here in DC.

Betsy- I'm sure you and M could exchange some good stories. :)

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cute story :)

2:18 PM  

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